Meet Our Staff

 

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Jason Waz, PT, President

Jason, who is a native of Buffalo, NY, moved to Florida as a teen. Growing up he excelled at hockey, baseball and football, as he always had a passion for sports.

In 1994, he earned his undergraduate degree in biological sciences and pre-med, graduating magna cum laude from Florida State University. Jason attained his professional degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Florida, where he graduated with High Honors in 1996.

In 2005, he was named CEO of Ewing and Thomas Physical Therapy and co-founded Competitive Edge Performance a short time later.

Jason has had the privilege of working with many gifted athletes at various levels, while perfecting his PT practice. He has rehabilitated athletes in all major sports leagues, including the NFL, MLB, NHL, MLS, PGA and WTA. Helping an athlete recover back to the top of their game following an injury is his top priority.

Throughout his professional career spanning more than two decades, Jason has been intrigued in bringing science and emerging technology to the forefront of the physical therapy profession.  Born in the human performance lab at CEP, Jason founded NeuPT Technologies in 2017.  Jason’s vision is to advance the field of physical therapy into the next generation through science, research and innovation.

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Stephanie Brooke – DPT, ATC,  Chief Operating Officer

Stephanie joined the CEP team in 2010 and draws on her 10+ years of clinical experience in serving as the COO of CEP. She is a graduate of University of South Florida, where she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. In 2007, she graduated with honors from the University of Florida, where she completed her undergraduate studies in Athletic Training with a minor in Health Education and Behavior.

While attending UF, Stephanie had the opportunity to rehabilitate athletic injuries while working with the men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams, as well as the women’s volleyball team during regular season practice and competition as well as the off-season.

Stephanie has worked with athletes in various sports, such as gymnastics, soccer, softball, baseball, and track from the high school level to the elite. Her background as an athletic trainer gives her a unique perspective of the training regimens of many sports, allowing her to develop effective sport-specific PT treatment plans that are tailored to each individual.

Stephanie is one of the only providers in the Tampa Bay area that is trained in the application of Graston Technique. This unique and innovative form of soft tissue treatment is aimed at reducing scar tissue and muscle adhesions.

She successfully treats long-standing, chronic injuries that have limited response to traditional treatment: hamstring strains, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, lateral/medial epicondylitis, and IT band dysfunction. With an innovative treatment approach, Stephanie has corrected movement dysfunctions and aided in muscle recovery for many pro athletes, marathon runners, and tri-athletes to enable them to continue training at high levels.

In her off time, Stephanie enjoys reading, traveling, playing tennis and watching sports (especially the Gators).

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Hap Hudson, ATC/L, Director of Clinical Operations

Hap partnered with Jason in 2007 as co-founder of Competitive Edge Performance. He is a Dean’s Honor List graduate from Mississippi College, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science.

Hap has more than 35 years of experience managing the prevention and care of athletic injuries, and rehabilitation of elite athletes in various sports leagues including the NFL, MLB, NHL, and PGA.

His experience working with amateur and elite athletes is unsurpassed. He has served as a professional athletic trainer for MLB’s St Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees, and has worked internationally with teams in Japan, Canada and South America.

Prior to his return to CEP, Hap served as Director of Health and Performance at Madison Healthplex Performance Center, where he has partnered with Mackie Shilstone for improved performance, nutritional guidance, and training/rehabilitation of elite athletes.

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Daily Peguero, PTA

Daily earned a Bachelor of Science degree from University of South Florida, and her Physical Therapy Assistant degree from South University.

She is passionate about helping people and advancing in the field of physical therapy, as she is quickly becoming a specialist in emerging NEUFIT technology.

Daily is fluent in Spanish and an avid runner.

Brock Labelle, DPT

Brock is a graduate of Gannon University where he received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Brock completed his undergraduate studies at Castleton University where he earned a B.S in Exercise Science. While attending CU, Brock was a four-year member of the schools ice hockey team.

Brock is passionate about helping people achieve their goals, improving the health and wellness of the community and advancing the physical therapy profession. Brock aims to work with patients to develop a personalized plan of care tailored to their individual needs.

In his free time, Brock enjoys watching sports, exercising, traveling and spending time with family.

Bryant White, DPT, ATC/L, MBA

Dr. Bryant White is a graduate of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, where he earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in August 2019. In 2012, he graduated from the University of South Florida where he completed his undergraduate studies in Athletic Training. While completing the two year Athletic Training program at the University of South Florida, Bryant had the opportunity to provide sports medicine and rehabilitation services to the Men’s basketball team, football team, and at local Hillsborough County high schools.

Bryant has worked with athletes in a variety of sports at all levels from professional athletes to high school athletes in sports that include soccer, basketball, football, baseball, softball, tennis, lacrosse, and field hockey. Bryant’s experience in Division I and Division II collegiate athletics as an athletic trainer gives him an athlete specific approach to prepare the individual to return to their sport or hobby and meet the demands of those activities. In addition to his sports background, Bryant completed a 3 month clinical rotation at The Johns Hopkins Hospital helping people with neurological impairments. Bryant’s experience in the sports medicine field and neurologic rehabilitation brings a unique and effective method of treatment as a physical therapist.

Bryant joined the Competitive Edge Physical Therapy team in 2019, and has made an immediate positive impact in CEP and the Tampa Bay community. With all of his experience, he effectively treats a variety of musculoskeletal conditions including ACL injuries, concussion, patellar tendinopathy, achilles injuries, hamstring strains, groin strains, shoulder injuries, tennis elbow, and low back pain. He also treats sports-related concussions.  His clinical interests are in sports medicine, patient education, pain science, ACL rehabilitation, concussion, decreasing risk for injuries, strength training techniques, utilizing innovative treatments, and implementing current evidence-based clinical practice.

In his off time, Bryant enjoys playing basketball, exercising, reading, traveling, watching sports, and spending time with friends and family.

Joe Zambito, PTA

Joe earned his Physical Therapist Assistant degree from South University.

He is passionate about technology and helping others, which aligns with CEP’s mission to utilize emerging technology while helping patients to recover. His clinical interests are in promoting optimal health throughout the lifespan with use of specialized services at CEP.

In his spare time, Joe enjoys working on cars, watching movies, listening to music, woodworking, and anything audio related.